Definition of vindicatory in US English:

vindicatory

adjective

  • See vindicate

    • ‘The question, therefore, concerning ‘the nature of the atonement’ depends on the question of whether there is in God such an attribute as distributive or vindicatory justice.’
    • ‘There are vindicatory stories available to scientists, which they draw on in times of need.’
    • ‘Now that the Privy Council has confirmed the right of vindicatory damages, there will likely be many more.’
    • ‘And this model could comprise a useful vindicatory framework for that.’
    • ‘For Stuart Carroll it is noble violence, especially in its vindicatory aspect, that ties together and explains these contrasts.’

Pronunciation

vindicatory

/ˈvɪndəkəˌtɔri//ˈvindəkəˌtôrē/